High Commendation, Best Performance by an Actress, 2012
Darya Ekamasova was born in 1984 in Moscow. After graduating from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, she worked as a stage actress. She has played leading in roles in several films, notably Free Floating (2006) and Figaro (2009). Ekamasova won Best Actress at the NIKA Awards, held by the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences, for her leading role in Once Upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman.
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